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Workforce Wednesday

October 5, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Workforce Wednesday

Innovative Ways to Connect with Students and Build Your Workforce

Join us for an engaging discussion to learn about strategies for engaging potential talent through career exploration opportunities with youth. Hear from a panel of employers and subject matter experts on promising practices for developing and strengthening your organization’s youth career pathways using various methods including community outreach programs, apprenticeships, and summer exploration experiences. Please join prepared to share your experiences and ideas!

Panelists for the Oct. 5 discussion include:

  • The Uniquely Abled Academy at South Central College, Jim Hanson – Dean of Business & Industry, Director for Customized Workforce Education at South Central College
  • Mankato’s “I am” Program, Caleb Watson – Career & College Readiness Coordinator, Mankato Area Schools
  • Central Minnesota Manufacturers Association (CMMA) K-12 Navigator Online Business Directory, Tim Zipoy – Business Service Coordinator, Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services, Inc. (CMJTS) and CMMA Board member
  • Central Minnesota’s Operation Exploration, Leslie Wojtowicz – Development Manager, Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services, Inc. (CMJTS)

Be sure to check out our optional “Workforce Wednesday: Unplugged” immediately following the event for an extra 30 minutes of Q & A and the opportunity to turn your camera on, unmute yourself, and ask questions directly to the Regional Workforce Strategy Consultants, as well as the session’s panelists.

This event will be recorded and will be made available for viewing after the event.

For general questions and accommodation requests, please email: della.ludwig@state.mn.us

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October 5, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm